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Issue: 1 August 2013

CCTV images released following burglary at Southport Station


THE British Transport Police (BTP) have released these 2 CCTV images of men detectives would like to speak to following a burglary at Southport rail station. At around 1.20pm, on Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 2 men entered the booking office, which is also an M2Go shop, at the station and, while 1 remained in the shop, the other went into the rear office and stole a quantity of cash from the safe.  DC Mark Douglas said:- "We believe the men arrived at the station, via train, shortly before the offence and, after taking the cash, calmly walked out of the station via the car park. This was a remarkably brazen burglary carried out in the middle of the day at a busy station, shop and booking office. Having followed a number of lines of enquiry we have isolated the images of two men who we believe may have key information in relation to the incident and are now calling on anyone who recognises them to come forward. Similarly we'd like to hear from anyone with any further information about the burglary."

If you recognise the men, or can assist the investigation in any way, please call British Transport Police on:- 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.

In all calls please quote:- log B7/NWA of 26/7/13.


MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives arrested 11 people (9 men and 2 women) for various offences including firearms offences and money laundering on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013.  Officers made the arrests following the execution of 5 warrants, executed under Firearms and Drugs Acts, at addresses in Garston, Liverpool City Centre, Moreton, Wirral and Childwall.  Those arrested are a 24 year old man from Liverpool City Centre, a 32 year old man from Wirral, a 24 year old from Garston, a 51 year old woman from Garston, 2 20 year old men from Garston, a 22 year old man from Liverpool City Centre and a 24 year old man from Old Swan, a 51 year old man from Childwall, a 23 year old man from Liverpool City Centre and a 19 year old woman from Liverpool City Centre. During the searches of the properties officers recovered a substantial amount of cash at three properties (estimated to be in the region of between £15,000 and £20,000). They have also recovered significant quantities of what is believed to be Class A drugs from a number of the addresses. From the Garston address officers seized cannabis with an estimated street value of £10,000.  Detective Inspector Mark Kameen, said:- "We are relentless in our pursuit of those involved in gun crime and will act on all information provided to us in relation to firearms. Information from the public is vital for us in the fight against gun crime and I would appeal to anyone who has information about where guns are being stored, or who is using them to call Crimestoppers anonymously."  Those arrested have been taken to Police Stations across Merseyside where they will be interviewed by detectives.

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